The Efficiency Expert


Action / Comedy / Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 67%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 48%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 1905

Plot summary

November 09, 2022 at 03:05 AM


Mark Joffe

Top cast

Toni Collette as Wendy Robinson
Anthony Hopkins as Errol Wallace
Russell Crowe as Kim Barry
Ben Mendelsohn as Carey
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888.46 MB
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23.976 fps
1 hr 36 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ktmphd 7 / 10

They do good work "down under."

Who knew Hannibal Lector could be so subtly funny and filled with pathos. Hopkns turns in a marvelous role of the efficiency consultant who thinks nothing of recommending that half a work force be fired for better profits. Then he visits a down and out shoe company and meets his match in the Mendelshohn and Kurts characters and the rest of their workmates. Indeed, Kurts steals the film as the owner who lives back then and hopes that his efficiency expert can get him and his factory into the modern era, but does not expect it to be as brutal and painful as it is.

Kudos to all. If you want a droll comedy that gives remarkable insight into the human dilemma, rent this. You will not regret it. In closing, pay close attention to how Hopkins portrays a plethora of emotions with only his facial and non verbal reactions. He is a genius!

Reviewed by thurberdrawing 9 / 10

See It For The Slot Car Race

SPOTSWOOD, which, in American release, is called THE EFFICIENCY EXPERT, is a rewarding movie for those who pay attention. I've watched it three times in the last three nights and liked it more each time. Briefly, Anthony Hopkins plays one of these guys who goes from company to company telling management how costs can be cut. It being Anthony Hopkins, you know he's going to look calm and cool while hating what he's doing. (Think of MEET JOE BLACK.) If you've seen the Ealing comedies from the 50s you'll see that SPOTSWOOD is much in the mode of those. The best part of this movie is its focus on the factory Hopkins visits. The characters are droll, but relatively realistic, and, of course, you don't want Hopkins to cause them the misfortune he seems poised to introduce into their lives. The movie is a bit weak in relating the story of Carey (Ben Mendelsohn), a young machinist who worships the boss's daughter from afar. Given that this is a comedy about workers versus big money, the love triangle almost derails the satire (enter Toni Collete as the saintly factory girl Ben Mendelsohn keeps ignoring.) In any case, even in its weak spots it's so well-acted (dig Russell Crowe as an up-and-coming shark) that it holds your interest. There is a really great scene of pure cinema. This is a slot-car race, filled with suspense and laughter. I have yet to see an Australian movie that didn't have at least one almost impossible-to-film moment. The land that gave us 90-some minutes of almost-impossible-to-film moments (that's THE ROAD WARRIOR, of course) offers a marvelous mini-moment in this scene. There is at least one great sight gag ("Don't turn the key until I tell you...") and some very moving moments led by Alwyn Kurts as the owner of the targeted factory. This is a very well-made, amusing motion picture. Also, check out Hopkins in one scene in close-up, when he's laying down his cynical law to Alwyn Kurts. He's got the back of his hand just under his own jaw-bone, and he's moving it in a sawing action. It reminded me of Brando in APOCALYPSE NOW.

Reviewed by mattkratz 8 / 10

decent. not great, just decent.

This was a pretty good comedy that has its moments. Fairly light, sometimes silly, good lines...about what you'd expect from this genre. I liked it (because I love Anthony Hopkins and Bruno Lawrence), and you might like it if you are in the right frame of mind.

** 1/2 out of ****

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BillCollins December 24, 2021 at 10:13 am

Awesome!! Thank you for the great old Aussie flicks!!

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drew2222000 December 24, 2021 at 02:40 am

A great little Aussie movie with a very young Russell Crowe ,Toni Collette,Ben Mendelsohn and Sir Anthony Hopkins.